Barbara Houseman (UK)

Finding Your Authentic Voice

  • Pris 1750/1550
  • Sted Oslo
  • Startdato 24/10/2023
  • Sluttdato 27/10/2023
  • Starttidspunkt 10-17 / 09-16
Søknadsfrist: 24. sep 2023

Barbara’s work starts with voice, passes through the physical and results in a character. Her teaching helps total performance.


Kursbeskrivelsen er på engelsk, da kursets arbeidsspråk er engelsk.

This workshop will give you tangible ways of developing the full potential of your voice and connecting deeply with any text in a way that is authentic and engaging – whether for stage or screen. The participants will gain advanced vocal, text and acting skills which focus on the individuality of each participant.

The workshop will be highly practical and tailored to the priorities of those attending. Participants are asked to prepare one or two short monologues in which they would like to find a deeper connection and authenticity.
Areas that may be covered – depending on the interests of the group – are:

  • Vocal Ease
  • Vocal Energy
  • Vocal Expression
  • Vocal Connection
  • Vocal Clarity
  • Deeper connection to text – making the text truly your own
  • Exploring subtext through the body rather the mind


The workshop will be unique to the group attending. At the heart of all the work will be the focus on authenticity, ease and connection. Starting by exploring what each participant wishes to explore and develop, the week will be tailored around these goals aiming not only to meet them, but to surpass these goals. Barbara works with “kind rigour”, creating a safe space in which participants feel comfortable to stretch and challenge themselves.

Having returned to the stage for the first time in 14 years I recently enlisted the help of Barbara and found her to be hugely helpful , supportive and inspirational .. I rate her as one of the best voice coaches I have come across ..Incisive .. Instinctive ..Specific ..and a great enabler…I feel very lucky to know her and be able to work with her.


Workshop times
Workshop times are:
Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th: 10:00-17:00
Friday 27th: 09:00-16:00

The participants are asked to prepare:
Participants are asked to prepare one or two short monologues in which they would like to find a deeper connection and authenticity. These may be in English or Norwegian. If they are in Norwegian please prepare a synopsis of the context in which the speech occurs.

The participants are asked to bring:

  • A copy of each piece with the correct punctuation
  • Notebook and pen – if they wish to make notes


The participants are asked to wear:

  • Comfortable clothing in which it is easy to breathe and to move
  • Layers so that they can add or subtract these layers depending on whether we are doing floor work or moving around

Barbara has helped me enormously in creating a foundation to which I have returned time and time again when creating a character. She continues to be a huge source of creative inspiration and I feel very lucky that we have worked together. She is one of the very best.


(Oscar Nomination for Best Supporting Actor in The Lost Daughter)

Speaking language and working language: English will be the language of the workshop, but pieces may be in Norwegian.

Members of Norsk Skuespillerforbund pays a reduced participant fee.